The Hipster sub-culture has made a broad space for itself in our society for a while now. Even though it must be said that it had its origin during the decade of the 40s, today we are living to see its rebirth. More than an external style, it has more to do with a lifestyle. It's the ideal style for those that like to rescue the best parts of the past and live life with attention to detail.
People of fine tastes that enjoy good music, generally indie music, that have a “retro” way of dressing (wearing a hat or a bowtie, or vintage glasses), and who eat exotic and organic foods. And this style couldn’t go without shaved cuts with beards and mustaches, something that characterizes hipsters themselves. That is what our article today is about.
The hipster style has come to change the masculine face, from a calm and hairless appearance to a style that highlights the features of masculinity, such as facial hair and refined ruggedness. A beard, a mustache and an adequate haircut are “musts” that will put the final touch on people identifying you as a hipster. In order to achieve a good ole hipster mustache, you have several paths.
1. Brush-shaped hipster mustache
This is a very elegant style of mustache, which works perfectly for men who like to dress formally and always look sharp. It’s a long mustache that is parted in the middle and starts from the center of the nose and drapes down past the top lip, leaving it uncovered. The tips will be combed with wax to give them an arched shape with the tips gelled upwards.
2. A curled mustache with the most genuine hipster style
A curled mustache is very special since the curls sometimes prove hard to control and maintain. Due to this, it’s important that we comb them in the same sense. On the other hand, they have a special attraction that reminds us of the waves of the sea. It is better kept short, in order to look as neat as possible. We can give it arched or upward horseshoe shaped tips, which will give it the final touch.
3. Low-shaven mustache with long tips and soul patch
This is a mustache style that reveals a kind of severe personality, or one that likes uprightness. It’s perfect for gentlemen that prefer respect for good manners and customs. This style evokes seriousness that must sometimes be taken up in life. The size of the mustache is kept within the bottom half of the sub-nasal groove or philtrum.
4. Dali style hipster mustache cut
It’s the perfect mustache for intellectual men or ones that like art. This hipster mustache style is inspired by the painter Salvador Dali. That’s why it is a tad surrealistic and could look like it was taken out of a dream. To achieve one, one must straighten the mustache by stretching the tips, as long as is possible, until giving it this highly stylized touch. It’s ideal for more sophisticated men.
5. Pencil style hipster mustache
This hipster style mustache turns out to be ideal for men with abundant facial hair. The mustache will be left even along the sub-nasal groove or philtrum. This is what gives this style its name, since it is as if we had placed a pencil or one’s finger in place of a mustache. If you let the hair grow out enough, it will cover the upper lip, which will make the style stick out more. As far as the tips go, you can arch them upward using mustache wax. This hipster style mustache goes very well with men who enjoy gladness from day to day.
6. Russian style hipster mustache
The Russian style mustache is one of the most daring that can be sported. It implies a real love for your mustache, to the point of it covering the whole mouth, as much the upper lip as the lower. To keep it under control, it should be very well-combed and special mustache wax or gel should be applied, and the tips stick out from the face. This is achieved by allowing the mustache to grow out as much as it wants. The German philosopher Nietzsche is the classic representative of the Russian mustache. Dawn it with a style between retro and modern, well combed and waxed, and it will make you look very masculine and interesting.
7. Natural hipster mustache and beard
Sporting an “au naturel” mustache (the natural way), as if unkept, makes up part of the hipster style. This way everyone will have their own unique style, which will be none other than that which mother nature gave them. The only thing you have to do is let your mustache grow out and observe the shape it takes as the days go by, without interfering. We assure you that this style will look great on you. It requires a minimum of maintenance: evening it out, maybe keeping it the same length…it goes perfect with a likewise natural hipster beard.
8. 70s style horseshoe hipster mustache
The 70s are one of the sources of inspiration for hipsters. Dawning an extravagant style mustache, very catchy and very long, fits right into the most authentic hipster style. The mustache forms a downward pointing horseshoe as it grows, and is ideal for men who like to wear cowboy or beach style pants. It is the most informal and carefree hipster variant. The long beard with rounded edges (not too neat) complement the horseshoe style hipster mustache well.
9. Vintage style hipster mustache
The enjoyment of reviving an old, out of style trend, is the specialty of hipsters. Giving new airs to the ways of fashion in the 40s and 50s strikes the most vintage chord in hipster esthetics. And always give them a modern touch which will make them renovatingly attractive. This is how the vintage hipster mustache and beard style appears. It’s all about letting the mustache grow out enough for it to cover the upper lip, combing it downwards in the middle first half and towards the sides in the outer second half. The tips can be slightly arched upwards. It will go perfectly with a recently trimmed beard that covers the whole chin and only the side of the cheek, just like the gelled hairstyle of a gentlemen.
10. The purest hipster style mustache of a Victorian Dandy
One of the other style inspirations and hipster lifestyles is the Victorian Age of the XIX century in England. The style of the Victorian Dandies is seen well reflected in some of the most hipster trends. This is an ideal variant for men that like the most daring styles. The combination of colors and shapes in the pieces of clothing is indispensable for the dandy style. Dawning a perfectly shaped mustache, well-trimmed and well-combed, is essential. The tips of the mustache will be thin and not too long, and will rise into a circle shape. A very short beard and a gelled quiff will take this style to its greatest splendor.
How do you grow a hipster mustache?
Achieving a hipster mustache may seem quite difficult to some, but with a little patience and professional hands, it will be a synch. Hipster style mustaches range from the Victorian ones from XIX century England to the extravagant ones from the 70s. It all depends on which one you opt for. Here we leave you with a few steps that may help you out.
- Let your mustache grow out until it has an adequate enough length to be shaped.
- Keep good hygiene, washing it daily, especially after meals or playing sports.
- Use mustache care products, such as oils or creams.
- Decide on a sole style that will look good on you, so you can maintain with daily care.
Keeping it well combed will later be a matter of practice, and you can make it even easier with a special mustache wax. However, in order to keep its shape or modify it, you should frequent your barber often. We will now show you several hipster mustache styles for you to choose from.